Thu, June 12, 2014

Reboot by Amy Tintera Review

Reboot book cover

Reboot book cover

Reboot
By Amy Tintera
Publication date: May 7, 2013
HarperTeen, 365 pages
Source: Publisher

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

— Goodreads.com description

I have one word for Reboot: Exciting!

Yes, exciting means violent. But there’s also a romance (yessss), a fast-moving plot and plenty of tension and action. I really enjoyed it.

My favorite part of Wren’s story was to watching her rediscover her humanity, own her emotions and break through her icy exterior. Beneath the guns and the fighting and the go-go-go plot, Reboot was really a lovely story about what it means to be human.

Why did it take me so long to read this one? I read it and its sequel (Rebel, which came out last month) back-to-back and couldn’t really put them down.

Who else has read these? Thoughts?

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Sash from Sash & Em said:

    YEP. Loved this one – Callum is a sweetie and Wren is such a badass.

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    Anna Reply:

    YES I would so have predicted this would be a “you” book! 🙂

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  2. Andi said:

    This duology was so good! I loved the second one even more than the first. Callum is just awesome and Wren has such a way about her.

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    Anna Reply:

    Me too and I loved that it was a duology! Not EVERYTHING needs to be a trilogy, ya know?!

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  3. Devyn said:

    I just finished this one and I actually haven’t brought myself to start the second because I don’t want it to be over. But I really loved Reboot. Definitely a powerhouse female character! I feel like it was just different than all the other dystopian future novels out there which is a nice little change 🙂

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  4. April Books & Wine said:

    I haven’t read Rebel yet, but totes agree about Reboot being exciting!

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  5. Cassie (Happy Book Lovers) said:

    I don’t know why I waited so long to read this, either! I just read it about a month or two ago, and I just picked up Rebel last week, so I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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